Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
July 30, 2022

Discover the History Behind the Obelisk, the Ancient Precursor to the Skyscraper

Before there was the skyscraper, ancient builders created the original tall, imposing structure: the obelisk. With origins in ancient Egypt, these four-sided structures were typically erected in commemoration of the rulers and spread in popularity across the ancient world— including ancient Rome and Assyria. Even after the end of these civilizations, the obelisk continued to be a popular monument for its striking yet simple design.

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July 29, 2022

Man Builds Custom Bicycle You Can Ride With Rear Wheel Split Into Thirds

Engineer Sergii Gordieiev has not been idle since his last bicycle project. After demonstrating how to build a successful vehicle that can ride with a rear wheel split in half, he has taken the challenge one step further by challenging himself to create a bicycle that functions with a wheel divided into thirds. As always, Gordieiev documents his whole approach in a YouTube video, so viewers can follow along with his trial and error process.

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July 25, 2022

Velveeta Debuts Mac and Cheese-Inspired Martini Called the “Veltini”

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love a warm bowl of mac and cheese. Savory and comforting, it's the perfect meal for a night in. Now, cheese-lovers will have a new way to enjoy this staple, in a newly released mac and cheese-inspired cocktail dubbed the “Veltini.” This new alcoholic drink is a collaboration between the brand Velveeta—known for their mac and cheese meals—and BLT Steak restaurants.

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July 24, 2022

Designer Transforms Visual Masterpieces Into Wearable Works of Art To Match

Designer Ariel Adkins transforms masterpieces into wearable works of art. Her project Artfully Awear features handmade garments inspired by paintings, sculptures, installations, artists, and other individuals. Artfully Awear originally began as a way for Adkins to manage the grief of losing her mother. “When [my mother] passed away shortly after I graduated, I struggled to find my voice as a creative,” she tells My Modern Met.

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